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CHPSO Announces Partnership With Colorado Hospital Association

The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) has announced that the Colorado Hospital Association will now partner with CHPSO to offer patient safety organization (PSO) services to hospitals and health systems in Colorado. The Colorado association believes CHPSO will provide Colorado hospitals and health systems with unmatched access to the emerging best practices of hundreds of hospitals and in-depth patient safety resources.

“We welcome the Colorado Hospital Association and its member hospitals,” said Rory Jaffe, CHPSO executive director. “CHPSO exists to serve its members and their patients, and welcomes this opportunity to partner with the Colorado association in this complex but vital task of eliminating preventable patient harm.”

Colorado association members that participate in the PSO will have access to “safe table” forums, evidence-based recommendations, an online resource center, educational offerings and more. The agreement will enable the Colorado association to convene confidential safe table meetings with Colorado hospitals to discuss patient safety events and to collaborate on initiatives aimed at reducing patient harm.

“Colorado hospitals are committed to patient safety and quality,” said Nancy Griffith, director of quality improvement and patient safety for the Colorado Hospital Association. “Choosing to partner on a statewide level with proven patient safety experts further demonstrates our dedication to collaboration and shared resources that will benefit patients.”

CHPSO was formed by CHA and is part of California’s Hospital Quality Institute. CHPSO provides services for health care providers throughout the western U.S. It is the largest and oldest hospital-based PSO in the nation, with approximately 300 member hospitals and health care organizations. Contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org for more information.

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